My main idea is to capture how everyone at home interacts with each other in a shared space. Being in a joint family can be invasive and loud but those are the things that brings everyone closer. I took multiple sound recordings through a period of a week. I focused on times when everyone was together, which ended up being breakfast, lunch and early evening times. I did not tell any of my family members I am recording them as I wanted to capture the raw feelings and conversations that come out of our time spent together. After creating a 15 minute soundscape, I assembled my family and captured their reactions to my recording. Seeing their reactions was even more interesting than the soundscape I was able to create. I asked them to speak their thoughts and emotions as they were listening to it. Thus, the setting of my family reacting to the soundscape of them that I had created became my sound installation. They became the props that created the sound for my soundscape and then added more to it when they reacted to it.
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